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#United States

# united-states - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Special prosecutor looking to interview Trump's ex-chief of staff over Russia election interference

Robert Mueller is seeking an interview with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

# united-states - Saturday 12 August, 2017

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.

# united-states - Sunday 6 August, 2017

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

# united-states - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

# united-states - Friday 28 July, 2017

Putin slams 'anti-Russia hysteria' after US imposes sanctions

Russia ordered Washington to reduce its diplomatic staff.

# united-states - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops

The US president said yesterday that the military cannot be ‘burdened’ with the medical costs and ‘disruption’ involved.

# united-states - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

# united-states - Thursday 20 July, 2017

From The42 'My girl's mad!' - US striker Altidore bitten and has nipple twisted Let's Get Physical This post contains videos

'My girl's mad!' - US striker Altidore bitten and has nipple twisted

The FC Toronto forward was on the receiving end of some dirty tactics from El Salvador defender Henry Romero.

# united-states - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

# united-states - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

# united-states - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently': Trump Jr under fire for meeting Russian lawyer

Trump Jr said yesterday the meeting “really went nowhere” and that he never told his father about it because there was “nothing to tell”.

# united-states - Sunday 2 July, 2017

A multi-million dollar project is working on making New York City a quieter place

The project involves trying to catalogue all the disparate noises that can be heard regularly in the city.

# united-states - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Trump slammed by Republicans and Democrats after tweet about female host 'bleeding badly from a facelift'

Trump’s outburst was directed at the hosts of the MSNBC show Morning Joe.

# united-states - Monday 26 June, 2017

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud US

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud

Martin Shkreli rose to infamy after raising the price of HIV drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750.

# united-states - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Donald Trump just had an idea -- Make the Mexican border 'a solar wall so it pays for itself' Bright Spark This post contains videos

Donald Trump just had an idea -- Make the Mexican border 'a solar wall so it pays for itself'

‘Pretty good imagination, right? My idea!,’ the US President said.

# united-states - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences

John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.

# united-states - Sunday 11 June, 2017

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued South Carolina This post contains videos

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued

South Carolina prosecutors released several videos, dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence against serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

# united-states - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour Liveblog

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s young squad meet the USA in New Jersey.

# united-states - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump urged him to drop investigation into Russia ties of former advisor

Comey said the president told him: “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”

# united-states - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Trump planning to pull US out of Paris climate deal

A White House official told AP that Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

# united-states - Monday 29 May, 2017

North Korea has launched its third missile in three weeks

It’s the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.

# united-states - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# united-states - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a handshake for the cameras.

# united-states - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

# united-states - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russians

The Washington Post reported Trump had shared “highly classified” information with Russian officials.

US accuses Syria of executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium

The allegation could test the Trump administration’s willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks.

# united-states - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Trump threatens to shut down daily press briefings 'for the sake of accuracy'

Trump’s statements, through a tweet and later television interview, threaten a Washington institution.

Armed man kills new police chief and two nursing home staff before being found dead

No nursing home residents were injured in the incident.

# united-states - Friday 12 May, 2017

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal

Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.

# united-states - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Poll: Will Trump see out his four-year term as US president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Trump see out his four-year term as US president?

The US president has been embroiled in controversy in recent days.

'It is done, and I will be fine': Former FBI director writes farewell letter after Trump fires him

Comey was abruptly dismissed Tuesday by the Republican president, who said the issue was Comey’s inability to lead.

# united-states - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'Nothing less than Nixonian': Democrats hit out after Trump fires head of the FBI

James Comey was told the FBI needed new leadership.

# united-states - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed Long Arm Of The Law This post contains videos

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed

Bampumim Teixeira was shot by police in the luxury apartment where the doctors were killed.

# united-states - Monday 1 May, 2017

Trump says he would be 'honoured' to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

Earlier, North Korea warned it can carry out a nuclear missile test ‘at any time and at any location’.

'Ok, it’s enough': Trump cuts short interview when pushed over Obama wiretap claim

Trump didn’t respond well to the interviewer’s line of questioning.

# united-states - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Six dead and dozens injured after storms and tornadoes hit US south

Videos from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along the rural roadways.

# united-states - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

# united-states - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount

The settlement means United will not face the lawsuit that many observers expected.

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